The Foundation works to promote awareness of the interconnected social, economic and political forces related to environmental degradation. Our goal is to support local leaders, organizations and communities in advancing understanding of these issues.
Community Art to Support Carr Lake Park is a 2019 Partnership between Big Sur Land Trust, the Rights and Opportunities Foundation, and artists Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Urban Arts Collaborative), Jose Ortiz (Hijos del Sol), and Enid Ryce (CSU-Monterey Bay), along with local assistants and youth interns, to create an art installation in support of the development of a community park at Carr Lake in Salinas, California. The purpose of this Partnership is to leverage art and the creative process behind artmaking to dialogue with the local community about the ecologies, histories, cultures, and inequities related to Carr Lake- and to expose the social justice opportunities inherent in the Carr Lake Project. Read more here.
East Cape Strategic Action is a program of the International Community Foundation with support from the Rights and Opportunities Foundation. This program serves to protect the environment of Baja California Sur in Mexico while strengthening civil society and promoting sustainable communities. Read more here.
Communities in Sensitive Environments looks at how environmental degradation affects some areas, and some people, more than others. What can we do? Click here to learn more about what Rights and Opportunities Foundation is doing in the US and Mexico.
A People’s Curriculum for the Earth, published by Rethinking Schools, with support from the Rights and Opportunities Foundation, is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis. Readings on climate change, energy, water, food, and pollution—as well as on people who are working to make things better—help students see what’s wrong and imagine solutions.
Escenarios saludables [Scenarios for Healthy Environments] is an iEARN global learning network project. Spanish-speaking students analyze, compare and seek solutions to situations that threaten the health of their communities in search of a better quality of life. This project is based on goal 3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Participating classes in Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the U.S., Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Catalunya exchange ideas about how to take action to improve the environment in their communities.
Barr Creek Property and Hegg Benson Trail, and other projects of the Skagit Land Trust, contribute to the conservation of critical wildlife habitat and open space in Western Washington for the benefit of the community and as a legacy for future generations.
Leaders in Environmental Protection we have supported for many years: